Monopoly Under FCC’s Tree

No, we’re not talking about the board game from Hasbro. This is real life and it’s real serious. Just before the holiday, the FCC voted 3-2 (with Republicans obviously in favor) to lift a 30-year old ban on federal law that prevented conglomerates from owning both print media and radio/television networks within the same zip code; meanwhile dismissing testimony from packed public hearings nationwide. In fact, Kevin Martin suggested it was never up for debate when he submitted an op-ed to the New York Times prior to some hearing dates. A Times editorial touches upon the detrimental FCC decision and Martin’s unilateral approach to the vote. Moral of the story: Bush crony #5734 paid off by big business to serve the interest of big business.

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One response to “Monopoly Under FCC’s Tree

  1. cautiousoptimist

    Do they think we’re dumb? Who in their right mind would not see through the purpose of this sort of decision and the detrimental effects it will have on consumers? So this is democracy at work, eh?

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